Did drunken settlers give birth to the Aussie accent?
An academic in Australia has set off a firestorm Down Under with claims that the Aussie accent was a result of early settlers being drunks.
Obama nemesis Hobby Lobby probed for allegedly buying black market biblical items
As the world’s foremost collector of rare biblical artifacts, Steven Green may have made a deal with the devil - helping to preserve Iraq’s...
Could some vultures disappear from Africa?
More than half of Africa’s vultures are facing a growing risk of extinction, due to widespread poisoning and targeting by poachers, according to...
22 ancient shipwrecks discovered near Greek island
Shipwrecks were the stuff of lore around the craggy coasts of Fourni, a Greek archipelago close to Turkey in the eastern Aegean Sea.
Oxygen discovered on Rosetta comet, stunning scientists
Scientists say they have for the first time detected oxygen on a comet, a finding that could upend theories about how the solar system was formed.
Penguin gets cataract surgery
Veterinarians have performed cataract surgery on a penguin at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.
A mystery in New Zealand: thousands of severed possum tails
Thousands of possum tails turned up mysteriously scattered across roads large and small in the Auckland and Northland regions of New Zealand over...
NASA's Cassini spacecraft to make flyby of Saturn's moon Enceladus
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is expected to make a flyby of Saturn’s moon Enceladus Wednesday, passing through the moon’s plume of icy spray in a...
Gold vs. salmon: Oregon miners blast ban on suction dredging
There’s gold in them there rivers and streams of Oregon, but there are salmon, too – and state officials are on the side of the fish, not the...
Real-life 'tractor beam' can levitate objects using sound waves
It may seem straight out of "Star Trek," but it's real: Scientists have created a sonic "tractor beam" that can pull, push and pirouette objects...
Mysterious space object set to enter Earth's atmosphere next month
A mysterious piece of space junk dubbed WT1190F will enter Earth’s atmosphere on Friday Nov. 13, scientists say, plunging into the Indian Ocean...
Archaeologists discover 3,500-year old Mycenaean warrior and his treasures
If striking gold is great, striking ancient gold must be better.